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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Vodafone

Vodafone offers: HSDPA/3G/GPRS solutions to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet. The 3G service available in many towns.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet.vodafone.net (or) vitamax.internet.vodafone.net (or) vitamax.snet.vodafone.net

[edit] Telenor

Telenor offers: HSDPA/3G/EDGE/GPRS solutions to use your cell phone to connect to the Internet. Technologies: WCDMA, CDMA 2000, CDMA TDD. The 3G service available in major cities! These cities are: Budapest, Debrecen, Nyíregyháza, Miskolc, Kecskemét, Szeged, Pécs, Siófok, Veszprém, Székesfehérvár, Tatabánya, Szombathely, Győr.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: net (or) online

[edit] Magyar Telekom Plc (T-Mobile Hungary)

Former Westel. T-Mobile provides high-speed services, like EDGE, 3G, and HSDPA in the major cities of Hungary. Since January 2012 the company provides LTE on the 1.8 GHz frequency.

APN settings

  • username: (blank) (or) wap
  • password: (blank) (or) wap
  • APN name: internet (or) wnw

[edit] Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile Hungary is a 50:50 joint venture providing Tesco Mobile branded services through Tesco stores and online using Vodafone’s network and technology.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet.tescomobile.hu

[edit] Postafon (Magyar Posta)

It's an MVNO, the net frequency is GSM 900/1800 and WCDMA 2100.

APN settings

  • username: Postafonwap
  • password: postafonwap
  • APN name: wap.postafon.net (or) internet.postafon.net

[edit] Prepaid plans

[edit] Vodafone

Vodafone offers following Internet packs for your pay as you go VitaMAX plans:

1. VitaMAX Start Internet pack - you'll only have to pay for your actual Internet usage every 30 days, according to the following pricing:

  • WAP is free of charge up to 10 KB accumulated within the 30-day period;
  • Having reached the 10 KB limit, HUF 250 / $ 1.08 will be deducted from your balance;
  • Each time you reach 0.5 MB and 1 MB HUF 250 / $ 1.08 will be deducted from your balance;
  • WAP can be used for up to 5 MB data traffic in a 30-day period;
  • Having reached the 1 MB limit, nothing will be deducted from your balance until you reach 5 MB.

2. MobileWeb Hobby - HUF 1000 / $ 4.31 for 50 MB per month. To order the pack send HOBBI to 1270.

3. MobileWeb Professional - HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 for 500 MB per month. To order the pack send PROFI to 1270.

4. Daily Ticket - HUF 150 / $ 0.65 for 10 Mb per 1 day.

Once you have bought VitaMAX SIM-card there is a HUF 500 / $ 2.16 credit there. This credit can be used for making calls to other Vodafone networks inland. Without additional top-up you can use this credit for making calls for 90 days. You can extend this period by topping up. The length of the extension will depend on the amount of your top-up:

  • HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 gives 30 day extension;
  • HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 gives 365 day extension.

To check your balance call 171, to change language to German or English call 179. The price of the calls is HUF 45 / $ 0.19.

There are also following pay as you go Broadband Internet packs for your PC/laptop:

Pack Period Data Volume Included Price
Daily Ticket 24 hours 500 MB HUF 690 / $ 2.98
Weekly Ticket 1 week 1 GB HUF 2490 / $ 10.74
Monthly Ticket 30 days 3 GB HUF 3990 / $ 17.21

Vodafone offers 2 devices together with the above packs:

K3570Z USB modem maximum download speed 3,6 Mbps HUF 3990 / $ 17.21
K3772Z USB modem maximum download speed 7,2 Mbps HUF 4990 / $ 21.53

[edit] How to activate

You can activate your VitaMAX SIM-card online or call 1270. During the activation process you will have to provide your basic personal data such as your ID number and your address. After the activation you will receive a data confirmation letter at the postal address provided. To finalize the activation you will need to send SMS with the code indicated in the confirmation letter to 1270. If you don’t confirm activation by sending this SMS, your incoming and outgoing calls will be blocked.

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your Vodafone account via online top-up centre using the following credit cards - Visa, Visa Electron, American Express, Maestro, Mastercard, at cash machines or just buy top-up vouchers (HUF 3000 / $ 12.94, HUF 7000 / $ 30.20, HUF 12,000 / $ 51.77).

The available top-up amounts are:

Price Bonus
HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 10 weekend minutes or 10 SMS or 10 MB
HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 100 weekend minutes or 100 SMS or 100 MB
HUF 5000 / $ 21.57 200 weekend minutes or 200 SMS or 500 MB
HUF 7000 / $ 30.20 400 weekend minutes or 400 SMS or 1 GB
HUF 12,000 / $ 51.77 400 weekend minutes or 400 SMS or 1 GB

Or you can choose any amount between HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 and HUF 99,999 / $ 431.43.

[edit] Telenor

Telenor offers the following data packages for both prepaid and postpaid customers.

Name Price Data Traffic Included Overage Charge Recommended for Smartphones More Details
Mobil Online Start HUF 299 / $ 1.31 per day 1 MB HUF 4.9 ($ 0.02) / 0.1 MB - -
Mobil Online 50 MB HUF 599 / $ 2.62 per month 50 MB HUF 33 ($ 0.14)/ MB - Send SMS with online50mb to +36 20 20 20 200
Mobil Online 100 MB HUF 999 / $ 4.37 per month 100 MB HUF 0 - Send SMS with online100mb to +36 20 20 20 200
Mobil Online 500 MB HUF 2099 / $ 9.18 per month 500 MB + Send SMS with online500mb to +36 20 20 20 200
Mobil Online 1 GB HUF 2599 / $ 11.37 per month 1 GB + Send SMS with online1gb to +36 20 20 20 200
Mobil Online Flexi HUF 5599 / $ 24.50 per month unlimited domestic browsing and e-mailing + Order in person at the Telenor stores

Mobile Internet for your laptop:

Internet Praktikum
Internet Praktikum + USB modem

with initial balance of HUF 3000 / $13.13

HUF 9990 / $ 43.71

Huawei E173, Black Modem

The cost of SIM-card only

with initial balance

HUF 3990 / $ 17.46

HUF 3000 / $13.13

Domestic traffic (the Mobile Internet network connection based on the duration) HUF 5 ($ 0.02) / min
Hipernet Praktikum
Hipernet Praktikum + USB modem

with initial balance of HUF 3000 / $13.13 (can be used within 90 days of activation)

HUF 9990 / $ 43.71
The cost of SIM-card only

with initial balance

HUF 3990 / $ 17.46

HUF 3000 / $13.13

Overage charge HUF 5 ($ 0.02) / MB

Additional data packs valid for 45 days:

Data Volume Fee
1 GB HUF 2999 / $ 13.12
5 GB HUF 5999 / $ 26.25

There is also mobile brand plan from Telenor called djuice. Djuice offers djuice reload net prepaid mobile internet service. It includes 1 HSDPA / HSUPA Modem + 1 SIM-card with initial balance of HUF 1000 / $ 4.38. The price of the SIM-card without modem is HUF 1690 / $ 7.39. The price is HUF 5 / $ 0.02 per 1 MB. Data packs are:

Data pack Price HUF / MB SMS code to send to +36-20-20-20-638
500 MB HUF 1999 / $ 8.75 5 HUF ($ 0.02) / MB 500mb
2GB HUF 3999 / $ 17.50 5 HUF ($ 0.02) / MB 2gb

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your balance in the usual ways in the amounts of HUF 1500 / $ 6.56, HUF 3000 / $ 13.13, HUF 5000 / $ 21.88, HUF 10,000 / $ 43.75, HUF 15,000 / $ 65.63:

  • Top-up card - Buy a top-up card, call the toll free 171 and follow the spoken instructions.
  • via ATM machine in - OTP, K & H, Unicredit Bank, Volksbank, Raiffeisen Bank, Citibank, Budapest Bank, ERSTE Bank.
  • through Telebank.
  • through POS terminals - in djuice showroom, djuice cafe, MOL, Shell, OMV, AGIP, Lukoil gas stations, the Inmedio, Relay stores, offices of the Hungarian Post,
  • Personally - in djuice stores , MOL, Shell, OMV, Agip, Lukoil gas stations, the Inmedio, Relay stores, offices of the Hungarian Post Office.

[edit] T-Mobile

T-Mobile offers prepaid SIM-cards called Domino, the cost of such SIM-card is HUF 4050 / $ 17.47.

  • Domino Basic: The product contains 1 SIM card with mobile use worth HUF 2700 / $ 11.65, the card is active for 366 days.
  • Domino Quick: The product contains 1 SIM card with mobile use worth HUF 1800 / $ 7.77, the card is active for 366 days. The initial tariff plan of Domino Quick product is Domino Nap. Domino Quick product is only available in certain points of sale.
  • Domino Web: The product contains 1 SIM card with a balance of HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 , the card is active for 366 days.

Charges on Mobilinternet tariff plans (Mobilinternet tariff plans available with a separate SIM card) - Domino Net with HUF 1990 / $ 8.59 balance. After the activation of the available balance of HUF 1990 you may use, without purchasing credit in advance, one of the Domino Web, Domino Go!Net S, Domino Go!Net M, Domino Go!Net L data tariff plans, however, Domino Relax Net M, Domino Relax Net L data tariff plans require the purchase of credit in advance to be selected.

Name Used with Recommended for Usage Fee (valid for 30 days) Data Traffic Included Overage Fee
Domino Go!Net S Phone Usage requiring low data traffic such as casual checking up-to-date information and browsing. HUF 300 / $ 1.29 30 MB HUF 0
Domino Go!Net M Phone HUF 1000 / $ 4.31 100 MB HUF 0
Domino Go!Net L Phone Intensive browsing, downloading mobile content. HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 500 MB HUF 0
Domino RelaxNet M PC/laptop Primarily for daily browsing; also allows sending of text-only e-mails and the occasional download of smaller files. HUF 4050 / $ 17.47 3 GB HUF 0
Domino RelaxNet L PC/laptop Intensive browsing, sending larger files via e-mail. Also suitable for file downloads,video chats and video sharing sites. HUF 6500 / $ 28.04 7 GB HUF 0

Domino Web includes balance of HUF 2000 / $ 8.63, initial setup fee HUF 1000 / $ 4.31, Domino Web data tariff plan. After the balance of HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 has been depleted, the available services may be used if credit has been purchased.

Data Traffic Range 0-100 MB 100 MB-250 MB 250 MB-1 GB 1 GB-2GB 2 GB-4GB 4 GB-6 GB 6 GB-8 GB 8 GB-10 GB
Fee HUF 500 / $ 2.16 HUF 500 / $ 2.16 HUF 1000 / $ 4.31 HUF 1000 / $ 4.31 HUF 1500 / $ 6.47 HUF 1500 / $ 6.47 HUF 1500 / $ 6.47 HUF 4000 / $ 17.26
Total Fee HUF 500 / $ 2.16 HUF 1000 / $ 4.31 HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 HUF 4500 / $ 19.41 HUF 6000 / $ 25.89 HUF 7500 / $ 32.36 HUF 10,000 / $ 43.14

The line of Total charges shows the traffic-dependent full cost of the given cycle of 30 days. Upon the expiry of the 30-day period data tariff package is activated again and becomes available automatically, and any unused data volumes are lost

There also two more Domino Go! plans:

Plan Name Data included Fee Validity
Domino Go! NapiNet 10 MB HUF 195 / $ 0.84 1 day
Domino Go! NapiNet 1 GB 1 GB HUF 990 / $ 4.27 1 day

Note that Domino Go! NapiNet 1 GB is available only with iPad 3G tablet.

[edit] How to top up

You can top up the balance of any Domino card any time all around Hungary, at the ATMs of the below listed financial institutions:

  • K&H Bank;
  • OTP Bank;
  • Citibank;
  • Raiffeisen Bank;
  • Erste Bank;
  • Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank;
  • ING Bank;
  • Certain ATMs of Volksbank;
  • Certain ATMs of Unicredit Bank;
  • Certain ATMs of Budapest Bank.

With a Domino refill card purchased at T-Mobile stores, dealers or partners, you can quickly top-up your balance from your mobile phone or online.

HUF 3500 / $ 15.10 366 days availability
HUF 5000 / $ 21.57
HUF 10,000 / $ 43.14

Once you purchased refill card scratch the silver strip off of the back of the card to reveal the 17-digit code. Older cards may show 15-digit codes. Dial the card number as follows: *103*< the code from the refill card >#, afterwards, press the Send button on your phone.

You can also top up your balance online.

Further top-up options:

  • T-Points;
  • T-Mobile partnering retailers;
  • Newsagents;
  • Post offices;
  • Petrol stations.

[edit] Tesco Mobile

Prepaid plan from Tesco Mobile is calledDupla Tariff. In terms of this plan you can order Internet service from Tesco Mobile.

Internet Pack Price Validity Period Maximum Amount of Data How to activate
1 órás jegy (Hourly Internet ticket) HUF 199 / $ 0.86 1 hour 50 MB Send NETORA to 1215
Napijegy (Daily Internet ticket) HUF 399 / $ 1.72 1 day 200 MB Send NETNAP to 1215
Havijegy (Monthly Internet ticket) HUF 3990 / $ 17.21 1 month 500 MB Send NETHO to 1215

[edit] How to activate

Once purchased in any Tesco store Tesco Mobile SIM-card can be activated either online or just call to the Customer Service number 1215 (free of charge). Once SIM-card is activated, you will receive a data confirmation letter from Tesco Mobile. Send the code from the letter via SMS send to the phone number provided, it should be done within 15 days period otherwise the card will be deactivated.

[edit] How to top up

Balance can be recharged easily in any Tesco store, online or via ATMs in banks, at kiosks, gas stations. Top-up amounts:

Price Bonus You get
HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 HUF 4000 / $ 17.26
HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 HUF 6000 / $ 25.89
HUF 5000 / $ 21.57 HUF 5000 / $ 21.57 HUF 10,000 / $ 43.14
HUF 7000 / $ 30.20 HUF 7000 / $ 30.20 HUF 14,000 / $ 60.40
HUF 7500 / $ 32.36 HUF 7500 / $ 32.36 HUF 15,000 / $ 64.72
HUF 12,000 / $ 51.77 HUF 12,000 / $ 51.77 HUF 24,000 / $ 103.54
HUF 12,500 / $ 53.93 HUF 12,500 / $ 53.93 HUF 25,000 / $ 107.86

The bonus is valid for 30 days, you can use it to send SMS, MMS, and purchase Internet packs. Top-up is valid for 365 days.

[edit] Postafon

Prepaid tariff from Postafon is called Fókusz, where the cost of airtime and SMS for all domestic networks is the same and is equal to HUF 39 / $ 0.17. In terms of this prepaid plan you can get GPRS WAP access as additional service for some monthly fee. WAP - you can have 3 MB for HUF 300 / $ 1.29 - send SMS with PWAP to 14888. Send SMS PWAP to 171 to find out how many MBs you've used. Surf the web using one of these packages:

- You can have 100 MB package for HUF 1000 / $ 4.31 - send SMS with PNET100 to 14888. - 1 GB package for HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 - send SMS with P1G to 14888. - 5 GB package for HUF 5500 / $ 23.73 - send SMS with P5G to 14888.

Send SMS PNET to 171 to find out how many MBs you've used.

[edit] How to activate

The cost of the prepaid SIM-card is HUF 3000 / $ 12.94, it is active for 365 days. It's very easy to activate Postafon Sim-card:

1. Insert the Sim-card into your handset;

2. Call 14888 or register online. For registration you'll need personal information such as First, Last Nam, identity card or driving license or passport card form, place and date of birth, place of residence and place of residence and address in case of Hungarian foreign location, device IMEI number. You phone number will be 06 70 XXX XXX, where last 4 digits - the SIM card number. Once registered the SIM-card will be activated and you'll be notified via SMS.

3. Reconciliation letter will be sent to your address with the registration data. You should send the code from this letter via SMS to 14888 within 15 days, otherwise the service will be deactivated.

[edit] How to top up

You can top up your prepaid card using ATM at postoffice, gas stations, newspaper stands, etc.

Price Validity period
HUF 2000 / $ 8.63 30 days
HUF 3000 / $ 12.94 365 days
HUF 5000 / $ 21.57
HUF 7000 / $ 30.20
HUF 12,000 / $ 51.77

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

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